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Other MindsOther Minds Festival: OM 7: Concerts 1-3 & Artist Forums (March 8, 2001)

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The 7th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 7) was held on March 8-10, 2001 at the Cowell Theater of the Fort Mason Center, in San Francisco.

Concert 1:
Beginning a new tradition, the first night’s festivities began with a panel discussion, moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, who introduces a number of the evening’s featured composers and performers. Pianist Eve Egoyan, talks about the challenges of performing the works of Alan Hovhaness and Alvin Curran as well as relating her personal experience as a musician of Armenian parents growing up in Canada. Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov describes her collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, who been instrumental in introducing her works to Western audiences. Chris Brown, best known for his electronic and computer music, discusses his work with turntablist DJ Eddie Def. Percussionist and composer Glen Velez then talks about his interest in frame drums and how he has been influenced by North African and other types of world music. British composer Gavin Bryars and poet Etel Adnan conclude the panel with their description of their collaboration in which Bryars has set eight of her poems to music.

In part two of this program the concert proper begins with:

Ancient World, Glen Velez

Khaldis Concerto, Alan Hovhaness
This work is in seven movements; Overture (Noble & Majestic) ; Transmutation ; Three Tones ; Bhajana (Adoration) ; Jhala with Drum ; Processional ; Finale (Allegro)

Performers: Glen Velez, bendir, bodhran, voice, and riq (Ancient)
Eve Egoyan, piano (Khaldis)
William Winant, percussion (Khaldis)
Other Minds Ensemble: (Khaldis)
Kale Cumings, trumpet (Khaldis)
William Harvey, trumpet (Khaldis)
Jason Parks, trumpet (Khaldis)
Amanda Piasecki, trumpet (Khaldis)
Linda Bouchard, conductor (Khaldis)

Part three of this program includes:

String Quartet No. 2, Aleksandra Vrebalov

The Adnan Songbook, Gavin Bryars

Performers: The Onyx Quartet: (String)
Anna Presler, violin (String)
Phyllis Kamrin, violin (String)
Kurt Rohde, viola (String)
Leighton Fong, cello (String)
Tammy Jenkins, solo soprano (Adnan)
Other Minds Ensemble: (Adnan)
Peter Josheff, clarinets (Adnan)
Gyan Riley, guitars (Adnan)
Charlton Lee, viola (Adnan)
Kate Stenberg, viola (Adnan)
Randy Fromme, cello (Adnan)
Gavin Bryars, contrabass (Adnan)
Linda Bouchard, conductor (Adnan)

Concert 2:

The second concert of the 7th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 7), held on March 9, 2001, at the Cowell Theater of the Fort Mason Center, in San Francisco, began with a panel discussion featuring a number of the Festival’s featured composers and performers, moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian. During this fascinating group discussion, Alvin Curran describes his “Inner Cities” a series of pieces of piano music, as “no frills music” that inhabits his heart in a manner that is quite unlike the more collaborative improvisations and electro-acoustic amalgamations for which he is perhaps better known. Composer and jazz pianist Andrew Hill then talks about his own work for solo piano which he composed while ensconced in an Italian palace and describes it as both a portrait of a fellow resident but perhaps more importantly also of himself. Korean composer HI Kyung Kim relates how the idea for her work “Rituel” was inspired by a Korean shamanistic ceremony and a percussion and dance performance by Eun-Ha Park. Percussionist William Winant, talks about the Kim piece, what it was like to spend several days with fellow percussionist Glen Velez during the retreat held prior to the Festival, as well as his work with a variety of avant-garde rock groups such as Sonic Youth and Oingo Boingo. Jim Tenney then describes the structure of the four pieces of his to be performed later in the evening, two of which were in just intonation and one which has a graphic score in the shape of a pear.

In part two of this program the concert begins with:

Fiddle Music First Suite - Cavalcanti [excerpts], Ezra Pound
Sonata No. 1 (for violin and piano), George Antheil

Performers: Nathan Rubin, violin (Fiddle ; Cavalcanti)
David Cox, bass-baritone (Cavalcanti)
Tammy Jenkins, soprano (Cavalcanti)
Michael Bannett, boy soprano (Cavalcanti)
Other Minds Ensemble: (Cavalcanti)
Emil Miland, cello (Cavalcanti)
Michael Burr, contrabass (Cavalcanti)
Mark Veregge, percussion (Cavalcanti)
Michelle Caimotto, flute (Cavalcanti)
Thomas Nugent, English horn (Cavalcanti)
Carla Wilson, bassoon (Cavalcanti)
Donald Benham, trombone (Cavalcanti)
Robert Hughes, conductor (Cavalcanti)
Sabat/Clarke Duo (Sonata)
Marc Sabat, violin (Sonata)
Stephen Clarke, piano (Sonata)

The third part of the program continues with:

Chorale, James Tenney

Diaphonic Toccata, James Tenney
[ Diaphonic Trio was commissioned by Sabat/Clarke with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.]

3 Pages in the Shape of a Pear, James Tenney

Rituel, Hi Kyung Kim
[The work is scored for Korean percussion choreography, Western percussionist, violin, cello, and clarinet doubling bass clarinet. The participation of Eun-Ha Park was made possible in part by the support of the Asian Cultural Council.]

Sabat/Clarke Duo (Chorale ; Toccata ; Trio)
Marc Sabat, violin (Chorale ; Toccata ; Trio
Stephen Clarke, piano (Chorale ; Toccata ; 3 Pages ; Trio)
Other Minds Ensemble: (Rituel)
Eun-Ha Park, percussion and dancer (Rituel)
William Winant, percussion (Rituel)
William Barbini, violin (Rituel)
Gianna Abondalo, cello (Rituel)
John Sackett, clarinet (Rituel)

Note: The sound drops out briefly during “3 Pages in the Shape of a Pear” and in “Rituel.”

Concert 3:
The final concert of the 7th Other Minds Festival (OM 7) was held on March 10, 2001 at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, in San Francisco. After a brief introduction by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian, the concert began with:

Invention No. 7 “Branches”, Chris Brown

Bellezza Appasita (”Faded Beauty”), Andrew Hill

Willie Winant, percussion (Invention)
Eddie Def, turntable (Invention)
Chris Brown, Yamaha Disklavier piano and computer (Invention)
Andrew Hill, piano (Bellezza)

The concert continues in part 2 with:

Inner Cities 8, Alvin Curran

Eve Egoyan, piano

Note: First 5 min of Inner Cities is not included here due to drop in original sound feed.

The concert concludes in part 3 with:

One Last Bar Then Joe Can Sing, Gavin Bryars

Michael Crane, percussion
Justin DeHart, percussion
Ryan Goodpaster, percussion
Mike McCurdy, percussion
Matt Spiva, percussion

This movie is part of the collection: Other Minds Video Archive

Producer: Other Minds
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Language: English
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 7; Music; New Music; californialightandsound; 20th century classical; panel discussion; mixed media; percussion ensembles; electro-acoustic; chamber music; operas
Contact Information: For more detailed program information and to browse other material in the Other Minds Archive visit:

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